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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Santa and baby Jesus banned?

Oh, my goodness, what is the world coming to when Santa Claus and baby Jesus are banned and can’t be promoted in the classrooms by teachers and administrators in a public school at Christmas time? 

Well, maybe there is at least one public school district in America today which recognizes that it is not a proper governmental function for public schools to teach cultural and religious values to the captive children in their classrooms. If parents want to teach their kids cultural values they should do it at home, at church and in the private sector.

So, in a move to show respect to all religions, the State of Oregon Hillsboro School District has decided to ban religious-themed decorations in the classrooms during the holidays, including baby Jesus and Santa Claus.

In a notice to staff the district advised: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus." 

Of course, the individual kids can also wear clothing and bangles depicting baby Jesus, Santa or any other religious symbols if they like. They can exercise their individual constitutional rights without interference.  

What’s wrong with the government being respectful and sensitive to the diverse cultural perspectives and beliefs of all the parents and students in the school district? After all, some of them might not believe in baby Jesus and Santa. Why should they be subjected to the cultural and religious beliefs of Christians in their public school? I can’t think of any good reason why.

As usual, however, some parents aren’t happy with the new rule and believe it's unnecessary. I suspect they’re the ones who think Christian prayers should be returned to the classrooms and that Christian values should be taught to the kids exclusive to all other religious values.

You see, some people believe that the First Amendment applies only to them simply because they are part of a majority.

They can’t stand their baby Jesus and Santa being unwelcome under any circumstances. 

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